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Table 2 Characteristics and risk factors of all patients

From: Complications in the first week after stroke: a 10-year comparison

  2003 cohort (n = 489) 2013 cohort (n = 185) p-value
Women, n (%)a 256 (52.4) 88 (47.6) 0.268
Age, mean (SD)b 77.2 (10.2) 76.9 (8.51) 0.455
Infarction, n (%)a 443 (90.6) 161 (87.0) 0.176
Hemorrhage, n (%)a 46 (9.4) 24 (13.0) 0.176
Scandinavian Stroke Scale, mean (SD)b 39.5 (16.8) 37.0 (16.40) 0.011
Days hospital stay, mean (SD)b 15 (11.44) 8.5 (8.07) <0.001
Days hospital stay, medianb 12 6  
Risk factors, n (%)a
 Transitory ischemic attack 57 (11.7) 26 (14.1) 0.398
 Previous stroke 108 (22.1) 45 (24.3) 0.536
 Angina pectoris 86 (17.6) 25 (13.5) 0.200
 Myocardial infarction 71 (14.5) 34 (18.4) 0.218
 Atrial fibrillation 102 (20.9) 49 (26.5) 0.118
 Diabetes 72 (14.7) 28 (15.1) 0.893
 Medical treatment for hypertension 190 (38.9) 107 (57.8) <0.001
 Thrombolysisc 0 30 (18.6) <0.001
  1. aPearson chi-squared test was used for comparing dichotomous variables
  2. bMann Whitney U-test was applied on the continuous data
  3. cProportion of patients treated with thrombolysis of all patients with infarction